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Newswise — WHAT:  Johns Hopkins Medicine is committed to providing the best care for our patients, but we recognize that there is a history of unequal access to health care for many groups. In this live panel discussion, we will discuss bias in medicine with some of our leading researchers and address what we can do to give everyone the opportunity to live a healthy life. 

Join us for the premier episode of HopkinsMedLive, “Bias from Bench to Bedside,” for a livestreaming panel discussion on bias in medicine. Topics will include:

  • Bias against women in health care
  • Disparities in clinical care
  • Diversity in bench research 

WHEN: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26. 

WHERE: Live stream on Periscope and follow the conversation on Twitter @HopkinsMedNews.

Please register here.

Join the conversation: #HopkinsMedLive

Namandje Bumpus, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Basic Research
Associate Professor of Medicine

Bumpus is the associate dean for basic research and an associate professor of medicine in the Division of Clinical Pharmacology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences. She studies how the body processes therapies, including antiretroviral drugs, and the effects this has on treatment outcomes. Bumpus is chair of the National Institutes of Health Xenobiotic and Nutrient Disposition and Action study section and serves as an associate editor of Drug Metabolism and Disposition.

Lisa Cooper, M.D., M.P.H.

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Equity in Health and Healthcare

Cooper is a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health. A general internist, social epidemiologist, and health services researcher, Cooper was one of the first scientists to document disparities in the quality of relationships between physicians and patients from socially at-risk groups. She has designed innovative interventions targeting physicians’ communication skills, patients’ self-management skills and health care organizations’ ability to address needs of populations experiencing health disparities.


Erin Michos, M.D., M.H.S.

Director of Women’s Cardiovascular Health
Associate Professor of Medicine

Michos is an associate professor of medicine within the Division of Cardiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, with a joint appointment in the Department of Epidemiology at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is the director of women's cardiovascular health and the associate director of preventive cardiology with the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease. Her research focuses on cardiovascular disease in women and disease risk prediction based on physical activity, nutrition, coronary artery   calcium scores, biomarkers, lipids, statin therapy, vitamin D and other dietary supplements. 


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